Hindus Light up the Night for Diwali

Diwali, the annual festival of lights, symbolizes the victory of good triumphing over evil.

. Hindus set off firecrackers on the eve of Diwali in Bhopal, India, on Nov. 10, 2015. Diwali, the annual festival of lights, symbolizes the victory of good triumphing over evil, the end of darkness.

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. Hindus celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Karachi, Pakistan, on Nov. 11. Outside of India, Diwali is colloquially referred to as "Indian Christmas." It also marks the start of the Hindu new year.

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. Children play with firecrackers while celebrating Diwali in Mumbai, India.

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. Young women draw a colorful creation to celebrate Diwali in Karachi, Pakistan.

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. Revelers watch a firework light up the night during Diwali celebrations in New Delhi.

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. People release a lantern to celebrate Diwali in Mumbai, India.

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. Fireworks explode over the Wheel of Light during Diwali celebrations in Leicester, England. For millions of Hindus around the world, celebrating Diwali is a way for them to stay connected to their roots.

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. Diwali lights illuminate the Golden Mile as people gather to celebrate the Hindu holiday in Leicester, England. Some 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's South Asian community.

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. A dancer entertains crowds gathered to celebrate Diwali in Leicester, England. Leicester's Diwali celebrations are among the biggest in the world outside of India.

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. Diwali lights illuminate the Golden Mile in Leicester, England.

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